March 2, 2015 Subject:
Enormously Influential Book
This is one of those unknown enormously influential books in history. Mahan's thesis that for an nation to be great it had to be a sea power was immensely influential in the growth of the German Navy prior to World War 1 and the expansion of the US into overseas areas in the late 1800's and early 1900's. An Absolute MUST READ for history and political science students.